Birmingham: India captain Rohit Sharma, who tested positive for Covid-19, is being monitored by the BCCI medical team and has not been ruled out for the Edgbaston test against England, from 1st July, head coach Rahul Dravid confirmed Wednesday. .
According to Dravid, the Indian team management will make a final decision after reviewing two other test reports from Rohit.
“He (Rohit) is being monitored by our medical team. He hasn’t been kicked out yet. Obviously, he needs to improve. He will have tests tonight and tomorrow morning. We still have 36 hours until the game,” Dravid told a virtual press conference.
The coach further said that clarity on Rohit’s health will come from head coach Chetan Sharma and they will finalize the playing XI for the rescheduled test after getting the full picture.
The star fly-half tested positive on the second day of the warm-up game at Leicester last week and is currently serving the UK government’s recommended five-day isolation. If Rohit fails to recover in time, Jasprit Bumrah could lead the Indian team in the Edgbaston test.
Notably, India failed to appoint a vice-captain after KL Rahul, who was appointed as Rohit’s assistant when the team was chosen in May, was ruled out for sustaining a groin injury more early this month.
Bumrah was vice-captain in India’s previous Test series, against Sri Lanka at home. The leader has never led in a
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